Provence-Style Tomatoes

Provence-Style Tomatoes

Preparation : 10 mins ·Cooking : 25 minsServes 4



(large) tomatoes
tspolive oil
bunchfresh basil leaves
cupwheat breadcrumbs

Nutritional information

Calculated based on standard values with available measurements and may therefore not be accurate

  • Energy428 kcal
  • Protein6 g
  • Total Lipid (Fat)32 g
  • Saturated Fatty Acids5 g
  • Monounsaturated Fatty Acids21 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids4 g
  • Carbohydrate28 g
  • Sugars3 g
  • Fiber2 g
  • Calcium74 mg
  • Iron2 mg
  • Magnesium24 mg
  • Phosphorus76 mg
  • Potassium84 mg
  • Sodium280 mg
  • Zinc1 mg
  • Copper0 mg
  • Selenium17 µg
  • Vitamin E6 mg
  • Vitamin C0 mg
  • Vitamin B60 mg
  • Vitamin K11 µg


Step 1

Warm up the oven to 375°F (180°C).

Step 2

Slice the tomatoes into two. Gently season with a pinch of salt and pepper, then drizzle each half with ¼ teaspoon of oil.

Step 3

Top each tomato half with a hint of basil and 1 teaspoon of breadcrumbs. Set them in a baking tray.

Step 4

Drizzle any leftover oil atop the breadcrumbs. Let them bake for a duration of 20 to 25 minutes.

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Support for Thyroid Health part 2

Support for Thyroid Health part 2

by simeon.mcgri
12 recipes

Recipe Story

In the vast tapestry of gastronomy, where each region flaunts its iconic dish, we're about to delve into something rather fascinating: The Provence-Style Tomatoes. Now, while you might think of this as a simple sun-kissed delight from southern France, it’s really a dream dish. Yes, you read that right. Let’s inspect, shall we?

Tomatoes: Ah, the humble tomato. Not just a fruit (or vegetable, depending on your dinner table debate) but a marvel of nature. Lycopene-rich, they ward off oxidative stresses, quietly ensuring the machinery of our thyroid hums along. They even sneak in a touch of iodine, essential for those thyroid-generated hormones. It's rather like the precision engineering behind a classic car, all tucked away under the bonnet.

Olive Oil: Hailing from Mediterranean groves, this oil isn’t just about lubricating our dish. It's akin to the high-grade oil in a finely-tuned engine. Rich in monounsaturated fats, it ensures our cellular machinery, including the intricate thyroid, operates without a hiccup. The antioxidant bonus? That's your engine protection right there.

Fresh Basil: To the untrained eye, basil's just a fragrant herb. But think of it as the suspension system of our culinary vehicle. Its anti-inflammatory properties ensure the ride remains smooth, letting the thyroid journey along unburdened roads.

Wheat Breadcrumbs: You might wonder why breadcrumbs? Think of them as the durable tyres supporting the journey. With essential fiber and minerals, they ensure gut health, and a healthy gut is like a well-maintained road: crucial for a smooth drive, especially for our thyroid hormones.

Sprinkled with the age-old debate of salt and pepper, this concoction isn’t just a dish. It’s an ode to the mechanics of the human body, a celebration of culinary engineering.

To wrap up, our Provence-Style Tomatoes aren't just a plateful of French nostalgia. They're a masterclass in how the culinary world dovetails with the machinery of our biology. It’s food, but with a hint of workshop manual on the side. Dive in, ponder the engineering, and, as they say in Provence, Bon Appétit!